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cloud- like substance. get rid ofupposed to precisely that. it has been replaced with water the tidal basin. hseve a brand new pump circulated on a new piping system. is not gettingdy money's worth. >> this is $40 million later. >> it is a lot of money. it is disappointing. system needse new be fine-tuned. >> nobody has done this before. we have to tweak it to make sure enough. we're pretty confident we have a right now. time to gett take rid of it. >> workers were there this afternoon and skimming the a sludge into buckets.
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officials insisted is on the way out. is probably going to be before thesedays all of the slime off the surface and get the levels tweaked to just right. are not sure. algae doesyou the not smell. the park service says it is ok. but it is definitely not postcard material. greta kreuz, abc 7 news. >> your note right about that. -- youa re right about that. -- you are right about that. yuck. >> now we turn to the search in of the beating of a man in prince george's county. his weapon was a metal baseball bat. know him if you see him on this composite sketch. the attack happened saturday .orning
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that is where we find brad bell with more on the story. >> it happened right here on this a very busy bus stop. people use it. this crime was so horrible that just about everybody is angry and worried. the experienced cops say on a 72 year-ted man at this bus stop was brutal beyond belief. >> there is no rhyme or reason this whatsoever. is cowardice. this is cruelty at its utmost. >> it happened on saturday. the victim was waiting for a bus a man walked up and demanded his wallet. he refused. the attacker walked away and returned with an aluminum baseball bat and started swinging.
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>> all he was concerned about was hurting him. >> he succeeded. a good samaritan finally chased the attacker away. >> he did not deserve that. just one of many police spoke to. >> this is a preliminary sketch. this described as a spanish-speaking african- .merican police think he must leave nearby. they want people who live here to be on the lookout. >> that would put me on guard. they doe do not realize have morals. feel sorry for them. >> the only good news is that victim's condition is improving. we are told he was in an now he is actually the i see you and we are told he is in stable icu and we are
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he is in stable condition. .id this person walked away they believe he is local. believe somebody knows who he is. they want a phone call so they can solve this mystery. >> thank you. we are tracking a developing y in pittsburgh where a aftert is in custody man hostage for five hours and updating his the facebook status. those updates reveal the was depressed, possibly suicidal. is not clear why he decided to take them hostage. his mother was called into the scene. no one was hurt in the standoff. saying he has a but theybackground would not elaborate.
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watche are also on storm this evening. some changes coming in for the weekend. >> here is a look outside where it has been a beautiful summer day. it looks fantastic. there will be a major swing and the temperature. doug hill joins us with a nearly look at the forecast. >> we have no changes to what we have been calling for. of showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. some of those could be heavy. meantime it a spectacular out there. camera atk at our this high school. temperatures are 77 degrees. 76 outside the furniture center. 79 in the nation's capital. 75 in of gaithersburg. through the evening, 56-63 over 9. be breezy and warm. deliver front could
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thunderstorms to the area. much cooler air on sunday. a lot to talk about on a friday night. in asiahave that minutes. up toember you ca the weather from wherever you are with the abc7 app. watch >> president obama came out today at a rally he his opponent mitt romney over his comments at a fund-raiser. the president said you cannot washington when you write the country before taking office. his 47% a reference to comments. for therter was there speech. theome breaking news from campaign, ann romney's make an emergency after it filled with smoke. everyone is ok. we will follow that for you.
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mitt romney is making news of own today by releasing more tax information. has an event in las vegas will begin at any minute. afternoon, we learned what was on the family returns for 2011. it has been a point of contention for months. rebecca cooper has more on what we have learned today. >> the week started with a romney criticized americans who did not pay income taxes. now as he tries to win over voters, the week ends with a focus on his taxes. mitt romney was the focus back campaign message, not his taxes their comments about the 47% who do not pay taxes. today the return shows that mitt romney earned $13.7 million from investment. 1.9 $4 million in
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taxes. means they paid a tax rate of 14.1% in 2011. is above the 13.9% in 2010. in 2011, he paid over $4 million to charity. today and adviser told reporters that from 1990 to 2009, they of 20.2%.e advisers say prove it by showing more than two years. it pointed to previous returns showing financial holdings. questioning whether there were embarrassing revelations. romney has said enough, have nothing to hide. robin roberts -- heeven when he was governor did not take a salary. >> why not show that? >> there are so many things that more attack.for
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that is the answer. we have given all the people know about our financial situation. >> the romney campaign also reached -- released evaluations romney is in mitt , takingsical condition aspirin cholesterol medication. paul ryan's doctor says he is in health, noting that he does smoke, rarely drinks alcohol, in response to a family history of heart problems. >> thank you, rebecca. now, look to your left, look to right, chances are that the two of you have never seen a around d.c. me happening this year. the wild spark came last night the nats got a win over the
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dodgers. fans did not waste any time picking up playoff tickets. more on the excitement. >> excitement indeed. plenty of excitement. as a matter of fact, fans are coming to the game tonight with bounce in their step. said, many of us have seen a postseason baseball game. that most of us. the last time there was this celebration, it was in the 1930's. as soon as the celebration broke and in thefield room following build a -- the win last --ht >> [inaudible] >> fans everywhere were quick to figure out their team had made it to the playoffs. today they were showing their
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"natittude." and looking forward to postseason baseball. that has not happened in a long time. >> that was three years before i born. did not see the game. only 76. been a lifelong d.c. baseball fan. see one of these games. >> you always want a world series, a championship team so i could go. they are everywhere else but here. e you look you saw a face on the person wearing w.urly how excited he is d.c. about baseball? at the ticketd up office, they learned there were tickets left. you cannot buy them. >> i was inquiring about it. you can only get them online. >> at last check, there were tickets left online.
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this is, ladies and gentlemen, the hottest ticket in town. >> good to hear. >> very exciting. ahead here on abc 7 at 5:00 including new on a series of a busy neighborhood. the suspect is behind bars but that is not enough. >> also a major and a surprise food allergy. say they could be on e road to a cure. >> and a tour of some of the special spots the shuttle passed by to say farewell. [ romney ] my plan is to help the midd class.
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trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china, it means open up new markets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally, champion small business. have tax policies, regulations, and healthcare policies that help small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve million new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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>> the lines were long and the was nonstop. aphone 5 is expected to be record-setter for apple. get up and stand in line for the gadget? >> no. >> i know you did not get up early. >> plenty of people did. folks across the country went out there and got
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their iphones. the were flying off shelves. van cleve is that the e store in georgetown to of what has been happening. i am guessing you got your with you. did that i had them mail it with me. it is here. apple said they sold something like 2 million of them. if you put them side by side, it 4s.igger than the but the thing you will notice it isof all is that lighter. ofre are a couple complaints. in a talk about that minute. there has been a lot of excitement today. take a look. well before the doors opened, welcoming that long line of eric waiting. he got to the apple store at yesterday. the very first person in line.
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>> the reason i am here is that we love technology. the way changes the world and changes our lives. >> you could have reordered the last week and had it delivered not then would you would get to sleep on the street. >> i on every iphone. i have waited a long time for this. not waited a long time for this. they saw the sign offering a paid $75.and they >> we got here at 6:00 a.m. and went all the way around the block. worth the money. was happy to be the first guy in the store. my new ready to tweet notice. excited. >> the early response, a rave review. >> it is faster. >> it has a bigger screen.
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>> it also has an upgraded processor. 4g enable so the data will move faster. they removed the google mapping m for an apple program. proven to be buggy. they have teams working to fix app. they also change the charging all of themeans have are going to need a $29 adapter. or you have to buy new adapters. overall, everybody who spend given it raving except for those points. >> we will talk to you in a weeks and see if you wanted. all right, space shuttle endeavour's final journey through the skies has come to an end with a landing in los angeles after another day of
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flying past monarchs like the hollywood sign in california and of the shuttle going near gate bridge. that.t it is gorgeous. endeavour will spend the next weeks at lax airport and its final home at the california science center. amazing view. isn't that beautiful? our weather continues to be nice. it sounds like it's going to change. >> we have been looking at this make itnt that will cooler. to is going to be you very warm. the other thing it is a slight thunderstorms. back to good weather is. look at a time lapse overlooking the city. absolutely beautiful weather. clouds around the area. continue with that kind of pattern. temperatures will drop into the the 60's.
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at the moment, it is warm. clear skies and a lot of sunshine. the winds are called. 75 degrees. leesburg at 78. look at the low temperatures this morning. a chill in the air. on sunday, a real autumn chill be in the air. 79 reagan national. 82 and fredrik. 78 in atlas. -- annapolis. otherwise it is warm and a summarery. the hot air is going to get cut off. for the short term, for tomorrow, in mid-80's. partly cloudy. then the clear air comes in afternoon and evening. l generate thunderstorms
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chance come -- e severe.d b more will develop over the theessee valley early in day. it will come to us by tomorrow evening. at the moment, a few fairweather clouds that will dissipate. e front moves in during the afternoon. a lot of sunshine. by the afternoon, 5:00, 6:00, we could see some scattered showers by clearingollowed on sunday. keep our eyes on the storms. area to upstate new york under a slight risk of wind tomorrow afternoon and evening. start the day partly cloudy and mild. blow-60's. in the afternoon, 85 degrees. at the quick turnaround. in case you have not heard me it, fall begins tomorrow morning. much cooler on sunday and monday.
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comfortable days and nights. counting downrt e turning of the cox. >> i have not started that. >> check her out first thing monday morning. you will be set. >> ok. here is a look at what is coming for your friday night primetime. begins with a new tank." of "shark then at 9:00, what would you do? from a drunk celebrities to looks and parties, to the extreme. then join us tonight. >> we will show you how one have hit the time life in florida.
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>> and a woman who really deserves some special work.ition for her hard we will introduce you to the working woman.
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>> food allergies effect at -- o children in every classroom.
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the second most common allergy and children. research shows that advances for cure. maureen bunyan has details. study finds the key to a cure might require children to the foods to which they are allergic. researchers warn these are findings in this for parentst safe to try at home. notntil recently, she would eat, let alone touch, an egg. >> my nose would get stuffy. >> stephanie established and sehold.u aboutry parents' worries the health of their child.
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>> thanks to his participation a study at johns hopkins, he eat eggs.fely .esearchers studied a treatment children with allergies gradually increased white powder day. taking the same idea with allergy shots. expose some into what they're allergic to. 75% of the children could eat without a reaction. to see if the effect of last, eggs for sixeat weeks. about the quarter of the kids fully cured. >> the rest regains some of their allergic reaction. they weren't as fully protected. us there's going to a group of people who will need to keep it in their diet. twice a weekggs his protection. it has changed their lives.
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s stressful. it is really nice. >> i was already a sick from eating too many cupcakes. >> another study is planned for year that hopes to increase children that of are cured. says this treatment is being children with the milk and peanut allergy as well. perhaps things will go better for them, too. >> sounds promising. ahead, changes in the how cap companies operate in the district. when one company worries it will be wiped out. >> an update on how our friend doing the dayis her bone marrow transplant. >> he is in jail but some of his transplant. >> he[ male announcer ]me of his this is america's manufacturing
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when president obama took office. this is china's. ndunder obama, we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs and for the first time, china's beating us. seven times obama could've stopped china's cheating. seven times he refused. it's time to stand up to the cheaters, and make sure we protect jobs for the american people. [ male announcer ] barack obama:
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failing to stop cheating. failing american workers. i'm mitt r romy and i approve this message. >> you are watching abc 7 news
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at 5:00. >> a man wanted for a groping women is behind bars. not all of his victims say being served. kimberly is following developments. is in dupont circle tonight. >> they are considered .isdemeanors while all of the victims say year, they were in broad daylight, not all of them say they will seek justice. inside this house, not much is the bedroom that he rented. a tv, a bed, a flag of his country. >> in that house? what? that is too close to home. i am astounded. it could have been me. >> according to his facebook
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he has a university level education. police, he is the bicycle groper. surveillance video at bars and restaurants captured some of the crimes. an arrest warrant documents four victims. >> there could be as many as 15 d on a number of reported fit the same pattern. the only victim to publicly come forward in july. was walking, he hand at my skirt. >> she is a photographer who l attention when wrote about the crime. culture of shame. doingi was g or wearing the wrong thing. >> now she tells us she is relieved he was caught but in listed as one not his victims. he did not contest to violating her. her.ess to of violating
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hope there will be justice. >> so do his old neighbors. that could be a reality. we have confirmed with n officials they have -- issueddated turner a detainer. could be deported. >> thank you. let's take a look at our other top stories. is growing in the pool.ting is a cause for concern. we found a 30 foot section of the pool covered with green algae. this is less than a month after e completion of the renovation algaeas supposed to stop accumulating. the parks service says they need to fine-tune the new system has everothing like it been used before. beyond belief. s how police are a baseball it happened just before sunrise
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after the roughy -- victim refused to give up his wallet. the composite sketch of the released.s been >> mitt romney paid 14.1% tax according to his tax return. equals just under $2 onlion in federal taxes $13.7 million of income. is from his investments. he also gave four million .ollars to charity more workers could lead to riders over the weekend. no red linee service from 10:00 tonight until closing on sunday. free shuttle buses will be available. trains will operate. theet's get a check on friday commute. let's see how things look on the road.
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>> not looking too bad right now. good toward duke streets. springfield is moving fine until you get into some delays toward quantico. the inner loop of the beltway, across the american , some additional k over new hampshire ave. you have some delays at the left screen on the outer loop toward an earlier crash. northbound,d, -- on and off delays. northbound 29 also very slow. that is the latest. to you. >> thank you. have a good weekend. coming up, we will show you what took up a lot of parking spaces around the area. plus -- >> it is a big responsibility.
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it can be stressful. >> we will show you how itight's working woman does like it's second nature. >> there is a new twist in the over same-sex marriage in maryland. president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve...
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this message. anncr: he keeps saying it... mitt romney: this president cannot tell us that you're... betterer off today than n whene took office. anncr: welell... here's where e were in 2008... tv anncr: the worst finaial collapse... since the great depression... tv anncr: american workers were laid off in numbers not seen... in ovethree decades. anncr: and here's where we are today... thirty months of private sector job growth. creating 4.6 million new jobs. we're not there yet. but the real question is: whose plan is better for you? the president's plan asks millionaires... to pay a little more... to help invest in a strong middle class. clean energy. and cut the deficit. mitt romney's plan?
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a new 250,000 dollar tax break for... multi-millionaires. roll back regulations on the banks that cratered the economy. and raise taxes on the middle class. president clinton: they want to go back to the same old... policies that got us in trouble in the first place. president obama: we're not going back, we are moving forward. anncr: forward.
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>> one of the more difficult how tons is figuring out parents.aging goes aboveds-fiscus beyond her duties as health local adult day care center. >> stretch your arm for me. >> she takes care of them like are family. >> we will check it again after lunch. how about that? >> epicenter in maryland, fiscus -- at this center in maryland, pauline fiscus cares for people their family members, who often feel overwhelmed. >> it can be very stressful. try some of that. does more than hand at medications. she loves to help the disappearance at mealtime.
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encourages them. and she is always ready with their loved ones to at night and on weekends. >> i might get a phone call from that says i need help or this is what happened with my mom. think i should do? i am able to steer them in the direction. >> she says she would not trade anything in the world. >> if you have a family member tell them what you have done, them to be a better care giver. better son, brother, words cannot describe. the satisfaction and pride you in knowing that you had a partner. >> you can see how passionate she is. not busy enough, teaches sunday school.
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>> what a great story. what a great person. forext, a very special trip who spent most of his life fighting cancer. where he is going now. >> members of this church will tt
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>> robin roberts is recovering marrow transplant. hopes to leave the hospital soon. y friendsurrounded b during theyesterday procedure to teach -- treat her blood disorder. she is being monitored against infection. we are all thinking about her. >> we want to see her rebound from that. boy who spent half of his life is getting aer treat. two celebrities were on hand to him as he arrived at the
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s wayrt this morning on hi to disneyland. he had a brain tumor removed. he has undergone radiation and the medical checkups. now he is getting a chance to relax. >> it is even more amazing. it will be a magical experience. is one of 40 children battling diseases that will be spending a no expenses week in orlando courtesy of the something magic foundation. nice to see how everybody is applauding. look at that. that is a great trip for him. washingtonians got the chance to park, even ofnew for a few hours. it was in honor of the national council members donated their parking spots. it turned into a temporary urban
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park. people use to the space for time in a picnic lunch with homemade pie. is supposed to draw attention for more open space. >> a quick gratulaons to our wtop forover at two awards. new stock station of the year. again, congratulations. way to go. we love being their partners. also harper knew -- partners are on abc 7 news at 6:00. >> what is coming up at 6:00? tonight, mitt romney tax information. he is hosting a rally and las we speak. this comes as president obama
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targets a battleground state. message for voters coming up in a live report. and we are monitoring breaking ann romney made an emergency landing. have the latest coming up at 6:00. >> see you here any minute. debate tonightew at one ofs in charge best known churches. the pastor says the church come back.him to the churches says, not so fast. sam joins us with the latest. >> you are right. almost since the pastor died two s ago, this church has been turmoil with the board of fighting with the rev. 's son and most of the members. has given the group home.
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they looked at the same set of the facts. samelooked at the said this is not right. this attorney praised the court post a decision g the judge would give of jericho to a trustees who fired the police escort the him with his late -- that his late mother built. >> they told me they would have my stuff sent to me. >> they said the judge erred in granting judgment to the board, the claim that the o authority at the church when there was evidence member witha board certain rights. jericho is a lucrative property. a church and a school, apartments, and millions of g for fans of the redskins to stadium is next door. therev. and a majority of thousands of members of worship have rented an auditorium in a high school. returnaid they want to
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to their church. >> we would like to talk with who are in leadership and about an orderly transition. think is going to be orderly? everything is possible. the words of the repeal score for furtherremand proceedings. must look at this case again." at the church, members of the trust the board that we to would not say that this means they have to turn the church over to the pastor and the other members. t means the judge must the case and do a better decision.laining his the attorneys representing the talk with usot today. abc7 news. let's get another check of weather as things beginning change for the weekend. now it is beautiful for
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the weekend. 77 degrees. other temperatures t now, 79 at reagan national. winchester, 77 degrees. clear skies tonight. clouds increase somewhat tomorrow afternoon. partly sunny and breezy and warm head to the mid- 80's. then the cold front, that could showers and thunderstorms tomorrow evening. the store prediction center as under a risk for severe as thunderstorms jury nice looking weekend. going to be warm. afternoon storms tomorrow. 71 degrees on sunday. pleasant weather for much of next week. a lot you can do for the weather. check the radar. if you are out and about near
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airport tomorrow, there is open house. bob ryan has a blog on that. >> good deal. >> everybody is still giddy nats making the playoffs. yes, sir, we are celebrating. i am right with you, folks. what a great scene last night. was electric. everybody played well. got the final out, some fans had tears. everybody had goose bumps. the players were very measured. still thinking about winning the pennant. >> we accomplished what we wanted in the playoffs. we still have some work left to accomplish. is a great feeling. >> knowing we're going to the playoffs. a winner for a long time. it is very satisfying.
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we have to keep it going. >> it is one step forward. >> we will talk more about that at 6:00. to the redskins. trying to practice at full speed but was short and had to back off. listed for doubtful on sunday. josh wilson is listed as probable. mary weather is questionable. play because in -- it is theer home of butter. e opener. rgiii. >> it is going to be fun. there is a lot of people there. it is not like the regular season. going todefinitely show up.
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>> they will see the new offense, the new quarterback. to hold up our end of the bargain. think they're going to play well on sunday. i'm barack obama, and i approve.
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christie: i do the laundry, i pay the bills, i make sure my kids are fed and rested and healthy. female vo: moms like christie would be stretched even more under mitt romney. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires, romney could take away middle class deductions for child care, home mortgages, and college tuition. christie: mitt romney, he's so focused on big business and d tax cuts for the wealt... it seems like hianswers to middle-class america are just...tough...tough lu. a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to stop question seven. the washington post wrotote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own boom line." and the baltimore sun says it "doesn't have maryland...
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taxpayers' interests at heart." so when n you see the adads remember... they're about what's good for west virginia's casino... not ryland. vote for maryland jobs and schools.s. vote for question seven.
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theore changes coming to taxicabs. >> once this of the company says could put them out of business. >> it has become an alternative taking a cab in d.c. uber is a service you can call your smartphone. >> it is super convenient. it also means competition to d.c. cabdrivers. already embroiled in a heated debate over regulations, the taxi commission proposed this set of new rules. companies need a minimum of 20 vehicles. provide printed receipt. dispatch services need to have space in d.c. >> it is ridiculous.
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cabs did you ever see that is blank anyway. >> uber ceo said -- support is not just coming from customers. michael brown wrote to this --sage >> you should not have to make difficult for another business. we reached out to the d.c. taxi commission. not heard back. there is a hearing scheduled for about these news -- new regulations. >> that is all for a be 7 news at 5:00. we begin now with breaking news. captioned by the national captioning institute is abc 7 breaking news.
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>> it is from denver. the private plane carrying ann made an emergency landing the aircraft was filled with smoke. news partners broke the over an hour ago. we are told she was on board the nebraska to santa monica, california. everyone on board is safe. it is not clear what caused the the plane in the first place. to monitortinue developments. in politics to -- politics obama in aesident battleground state. targeted voters in prince william county. e took on mitt romney on everyone cares about, jobs. scott was at his rally and is in the newsroom with the latest.


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